Pterocephalus brevis

Pterocephalus brevis Coult.

Caprifoliaceae

  • Pterocephalus involucratus (Sm.) Spreng. (unresolved)
  • Plumed scabious
  • عشبة الحكاك
  • `ishbet el-hukkak
  • נוֹצִיץ עָטוּף
  • notzitz 'atuf

 Annual

  • Batha
  • Phrygana

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Pterocephalus brevis Coult.

System/StateTraditional
Complaint/Use
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/Administration

Parts Used

Source
Cardiovascular

Chest pain & regulate cardiac function

Analgesic, Cardiac

Decoct plant in water & drink.

Aerial partsZ
Dermatological

Scabies

Scabicide

Mash fresh plant & apply to affected area.

Aerial partsZ
Gastrointestinal

Diarrhea/ dysentery

Anti-Infective, Anti-diarrheal

Decoct plant in water & drink x3 large tablespoons/ day.

Aerial partsZ
General

Internal inflammation with severe pain & fever

Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-pyretic

Decoct plant in water & drink x3 large tablespoons/day.

Aerial partsZ

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Pterocephalus genus contains some species (e.g. Pterocephalus involucratus) which contain alkaloids & can be toxic to the liver.